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Wire balustrade regulations to remain unchanged for 2013…

Posted On 2012-10-09 03:36:41 |  Read 2847 times | 0 Comments

Some great news for the wire balustrade industry.






Wire balustrade regulations to remain unchanged for 2013…

The Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) has just announced that they will no longer be supporting proposed changes to wire balustrade provisions in the National Construction Code (NCC) for 2013. This means the wire balustrade regulations will again remain unchanged.

The proposed changes detailed in NCC 2013 draft included provisions that would see the implementation of an offset rail design for horizontal wire balustrades between 2-4 metres above the surface beneath. Read more about the proposal from our previous e-newsletter here.

The ABCB has acknowledged there were significant stakeholder concerns with the new regulations including deficiencies in injury data, assumptions used in the RIS, the potential negative impact on industry, lack of targeted consultation, underestimation of the cost impacts, and problems associated with the proposed balustrade solutions.

The ABCB have indicated there is a need for further analysis and careful review of the concerns raised in the public consultation process before any changes can be introduced.

Although this is great news for the industry there will still be the need for further involvement in the consultation process. You can be assured Miami Stainless has and will continue to work closely with the ABCB through future consultation and decision-making processes.

We would like to receive any feedback or opinions as well as hear from anyone who may be interested in the ABCB’s public consultation process. Please do not hesitate to contact Mark on 1800 022 122 or by email at info@miamistainless.com.au.

To see a copy of the letter sent by the ABCB follow this link:

National Construction Code Letter




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